If you’re thinking that 2015 is the year to embrace apprenticeships, here are ten reasons why they are great for your business and its success.
Number One: 76% of companies say that apprentices provide a higher level of productivity.
Number Two: 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
Number Three: 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers of the future.
Number Four: 59% of employers have found it more cost effective to recruit an apprentice rather than experienced/graduate staff
Number Five: Apprentices may not have workplace experience but they can offer a fresh perspective and new ideas
Number Six: If technical training is necessary it will be state of the art technology – keeping you ahead of developments in your sector
Number Seven: Apprentices are more motivated as they recognise that you are investing in their development – growing your own loyal workforce.
Number Eight: Apprentices are trained to do the skills you have identified for the job role you have employed them to fulfil
Number Nine: Young people usually have strong technology skills which can help you build a competitive advantage.
Number Ten: Employing an apprentice helps with the development of other employees – coach/mentor role
So if you’re thinking of taking on an apprentice, we’re worth a conversation! Our Apprentice Employment Agency delivers unique apprentice employment solutions for employers. We provide businesses with the best new talent available; ready to go and with our support.
For more information, call the team no 01482 383799.
Source of figures: Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)